St Kilda Road
The area includes an enclave of beautiful period housing, a short stretch of traffic-heavy Punt Road, a slice of the meandering Yarra River and many major parks and gardens including the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kings Domain (which contains Government House), Queen Victoria Gardens, Alexandra Gardens and Fawkner Park.
It includes the area just south of Fawkner Park with housing, institutions and The Alfred Hospital, a significant trauma centre and medical research facility. The Domain Road shopping centre provides a valuable mix of convenience goods stores, restaurants and cafes to service the local community and a broader clientele.
The area also includes important sports facilities such as Olympic Park and Melbourne Park, home to a variety of sporting and entertainment events such as the Australian Open Tennis Championships.
The residential areas of South Yarra are well established and contain large areas of period housing, most of which are of high architectural quality.